Hello lovely lovelies♡ I find myself here again at my happy little place, chatting to you♡ Why, I have a finished quilt to show and tell. Yes indeedy, for the past couple of weeks I have been stitching little hexies together, from dawn to dusk, until all of a sudden, before my very eyes a baby quilt has been fashioned.
This baby quilt which I chatted about here, is oozing with sweet hexies of Australian flora and fauna. There is a menagerie of sweet animals playing amongst Australian native flowers. Cuddly koalas, bashful bandicoots, swimming platypuses, hopping kangaroos, waddling wombats and adorable echidnas....oh....the echidnas waddle about, too; all playing hide and seek among the gum trees and pretty native flowers. Flowers such as lilly pillies, wattles, bottle brushes, Tasmanian blue gum flowers, waratahs etc etc. As for the birds high up in the eucalyptus trees; there are magpies, willy wagtails, cockatoos and kookaburras, all singing a merry song. I suppose this quilt is an I-spy-with-my-little-eye quilt, where mother and child will enjoy many a delightful time looking at each character-filled hexie imagining stories of adventures in the Australian bush.
The quilt-as-you-go hexies in Jocelyn Proust abstract designs do look rather fun together. For the back of the quilt I have covered every seam with bias strips to cover the stitching. 'Tis much more work; takes double the time in fact, but all my dirty little sins of sometimes messy stitching are covered. I rather love the pink and white spotty strips against the green and white dots. Besides, because the baby is a sweet girl, and as the quilt is rather neutral, I wanted to add a little pink somewhere, and the back is the perfect place to sneak in a dash of pink onto the quilt. Two quilts in one really. Perfect♡ The quilt measures 100cm by 120cm; perfect for a small child to snuggle under, and sleepily nod off into the land of counterpane, where fun and adventurous goings-on with sweet Australian animals, await.
Another hexie quilt to sit in the gallery of finished quilts. This is my twelfth hexie quilt I have fashioned.....just a slight addiction. =) I am in love with hexie quilts. It is always a joyous feeling when the last stitch of a quilt is stitched. This was a quick quilt to fashion, only taking about five weeks to make, which isn't too bad really; as with the exception of machine stitching around each hexie, the quilt was hand stitched. Though, in saying this, no other stitching of other pretties got a look-in during this time. This baby quilt has had my undivided attention. So, so many tiny hand stitches. Just as well I adore hand stitching. =)
May you, this week, have many moments which make your heart dance and your soul sing♡ As for me, I am going to enjoy many a relaxing moment to sit and stitch, as there is always something to do with needle and thread. I just want to enjoy some hand stitching, whilst drinking in the beauty of spring unfolding new miracles each day. As, the unfurling of each new, exquisite flower, I think, is a miracle♡ Spring equals beauty and blessedness♡ Your visits too, bless my day♡ Thank you♡ Your visits are always a delight♡ Later this evening I will see what pretties the ladies over at Kathy's place are working on. Take care, lovely lovelies♡
Until the next time............